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Eadie

Eadie

Name: Eadie McCarthy
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2010
Location: Dorset
Campaign: To stop prejudice against travellers

I am just like every normal teenager - I enjoy going out, meeting friends, and doing fun things.

 

But I live in a double-decker bus.

 

I am a traveller, and my family and friends are travellers too. We are discriminated against every day, just because of the way we live and who we are. 

 

Constantly, people stigmatise us and completely misinterpret what we do and who we are. This sometimes forms itself in bullying, and I wanted to stop this.

 

With the help of Fixers, I created short film which follows my typical day, so people can see that I am normal, I just live in a different way.

 

I won't lie – there probably are bad travellers out there, but there are also bad people who live in houses.

 

No matter what your race, gender, sex or size, no one should be stereotyped. It's never nice to be the person on the receiving end.

I'd like to thank Abby Pope for helping me with this Fix.

June 2011

My piece was featured on the Big Fix Live, click here to watch the video.

 

I was honoured to also appear at the Big Summer Fix with TV presenter Ben Douglas, where I was awarded as a representative of my region.

 

Fixer Eadie McCarthy at the Big Summer Fix

 

May 2010

My story was featured in This Is Dorset.

 

April 2009

I was featured in The Guardian newspaper. You can read the article by clicking here.

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